When you do what you love, you’re often more productive and fulfilled with your work, which impacts other areas of your life. If you’re considering different career paths or thinking about making a career change, then it’s important to consider your interests and passions.
In this blog, we have our top 10 tips to help you get a job you’re passionate about, along with tips to discover if following this type of career mindset is right for you?
1. Pinpoint your strengths: A great place to start is by looking at what you’re good at! Whether it be baking or biophysics. Could you make a career out of a passion you’ve not yet explored?
2. Look beyond the salary: We are not suggesting you live your life as a volunteer (unless you can afford to) but money isn’t always the key to happiness. Sometimes it’s about fulfilment.
3. Remember what you loved as a child: Our passions manifest themselves in childhood; then life gets in the way. Were you a keen writer, an animal lover or great with the elderly? Revisit that time.
4. Ask your nearest and dearest: It’s not always easy to be objective about such a close subject, so ask the people around you what they think puts a spring in your step.
5. Look to your professional heroes: Who are the people that inspire you and why are they so great? How could you emulate their approach to life and business in your career?
6. Tune into your passions: You might have a hobby that gives you untold enjoyment, but it could be your key to a new career – from piano playing (teaching) to throwing parties (event planning)
7. Think about what you hate: One of the most important factors in finding a job you love is eliminating the things you don’t enjoy doing – whether that’s data, working in the city or micro-management. But remember, even your dream job might entail some less enjoyable duties.
8. Start saving: If you have to retrain or start from scratch, life will be a lot easier with some savings behind you. So even if you’re not yet sure what you want to do, start putting away those pennies.
9. Use social media: Visit forums, read blogs, connect with people who share your interests and you’ll be amazed at how much inspiration is out there. You could even find your next career opportunity.
10. Consult a career counsellor: Sometimes you need to just sit down with someone who knows about the different avenues out there and what it takes to get there. They could even suggest jobs you might have never heard of based on your strengths and interests!
Worcester Warriors Hooker – Isaac Miller describes why ‘Doing what he loves’ is so important to him and the enjoyment factor of playing rugby was the reason he followed his passion.
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